Firefighters rescue three pets from Sandy house fire

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SANDY, Utah (News4Utah) – Two families were displaced after a house fire in Sandy Thursday evening.

Sandy City Fire Department crews were dispatched to the report of a residential structure fire at 160 E. Handcart Way.

When firefighters arrived, the entire front side of the house was engulfed in flames. They worked to get the fire “knocked down” and gain entry to the house to identify if there was anyone inside.

No one was home, but firefighters rescued one dog and two cats.

Due to the amount of fire, additional crews were called to respond. One of the houses next door suffered some damage. Firefighters worked to make sure it did not spread to that house further.

Captain Ryan Lessner with Sandy City Fire Department said the fire was under control within 20 minutes, but their job is far from over.

“We’ll be here all night. We want to make sure that this doesn’t start back up and protecting the residents…” said Lessner.

Animal Control was called to help with the pets that were recused from the fire. The Utah Red Cross responded to help the five to six people impacted by the fire.

Bobby Bateman sent News4Utah this video of crews fighting the fire. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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